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2007-07-19 03:15:00

By John Lichfield The Camargue, the great triangle of wetlands in the mouth of the river Rhne, is the last great wilderness of the north-west Mediterranean coast. It is a timeless place of pink flamingos pecking in shallow lagoons; of black bulls grazing on the salt marshes; of white horses splashing through the surf. The eastern corner of the Camargue is also a place of vast, ugly, man-made alps of salt, mined from the sea. The salt is used to make chemicals or melt icy, winter roads. A...


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Camargue Horse
2014-04-03 11:57:55

The Camargue horse is a breed of horse that is located in the Camargue region of France. This ancient breed is native to the area and is thought to be one of the oldest in the world. Its exact origin is unknown, but it is thought to be a descendant of the Solutré horse. Both Celtic and Roman invaders appreciated this breed when they came to the area and it is thought that the Spanish Jaca Navarra horse was developed by crossbreeding a Celtic pony with this breed.  Because of this, the...

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